Boro - Ranru


1 Day

Tue, 6th September, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm


‘Boro’ is the American  generic word  for the original ‘Ranru’ cloth -  the Japanese word for a dusty cloth! 
Ranru the ‘dusty cloth’ was born out of rural poverty and the necessity to use any cloth available as long as  it size  ‘covered a bean’.  Cloth revered and nothing wasted.
Patches of cloth laid over old cloth to mend / cover holes in -  futon covers, jackets, trousers, shoes and all held in place with Sashiko darning.
Well will spend the day making our own Boro - Ranru!
Turn out the ‘scrap bag’, and bring your favourite pieces and give them another life!

STUDENTS are asked to bring the following

Any Indigo  - dyed -  Shibori -  fabrics.    +  complementary coloured fabrics

Hand sewing kit -  pins - scissors, needle case,  stranded cotton /sashiko threads

Sketchbook and pencil

There will be beautiful examples of Ranru and Japanese cloths & sashiko needles.